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Author Sen, Aparna, 1945- director

Title Sati / directed by Aparna Sen
Published Honolulu, HI : Asia Pacific Films, 1989
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (111 min.)
Series Asian film online
Asian film online
Summary The young Brahmin girl (Shabana Azmi) in this story has a disastrous horoscope. In an Indian village in 1828, this can be a real handicap. The fact that she is mute only compounds her difficulties. Her horoscope predicts that she will become a widow at an early age. If this turns out as predicted, in addition to being bad luck for her prospective husbands, it is bad luck for her, as she will, according to the customs of the time, have to commit suttee, sati. That means she will have to be burned alive on her husband's funeral pyre. To avoid this fate, her family has hit upon the appealing strategem of having her marry a banyan tree
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Oct. 2, 2013)
Previously released as DVD
This edition in Bengali with English subtitles
Won 1989 Montréal World Film Festival Special Mention of the Jury
Subject Feature films.
Foreign films -- India.
Marriage -- Drama.
Indian motion pictures.
Mute persons -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Azmi, Shabana, 1950- performer
Bannerjee, Arun, performer
Bandyopādhyāẏa, Kālī, 1920-1993, performer